On Monday I started a Work in Progress (WIP) I had started back in January Girl with a Pearl Earring based on the Vermeer painting. I have always loved the painting and I even read the book that the movie was based on a few years ago. I purchased this kit when I was in Moldova and it was definitely the right price and I thought it would make a great project to work on.
Here is what it will look like when it is finished.
I am not quite sure what size the fabric is but it is definitely the smallest canvas size I have ever worked on.
This is as far as I got when I started it in January...
The gray color is the start of the infamous Pearl Earring.
This kit is by a local Moldovan company Luca-S Art Goblen, and it is great quality. I am very happy that the charts come in large enough size to easily see and mark off what I have stitched and that the threads have all been presorted and labeled according to the chart symbol.
I decided to try out the charting method of basting threads out to mark out each square of the pattern, and so far it has helped me make less mistakes!
After only 5 days here is the progress I made...
And here is the close up.
I never realized that the "Girl's" cheek would be so orange but I'm sure it will come together the farther I get. I am hoping to complete this page 5 in the center of the design by the end of the month or sooner!
Has anyone out there ever stitched this design before? If so I would love to hear your tips or advice :)